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Posted by missmanp on August 23, 2005, 12:28 am

I've contracted with a local Toyota dealer for a Prius with option
package 4.  He has none in stock, and is looking for one for me and for
3 other people.  Last week, he had 2 in stock.  So, on Prius, his stock
has gone from +2 to -4 in one week.

I gave them the choice of 3 colors today to try and shorten the wait.

This makes me wonder how many of you are currently on a waiting list
for a new Prius, and what is the expected wait time?



Posted by B. Peg on August 23, 2005, 1:02 am

My wait was all of about 3 hours.  Dealer in So. Calif. had about 35 of them
sitting on one level of a parking garage.  You could pick a color and
package there without a problem (except they wanted $000 over the sticker
which I got down to only $00 over).  Of course, a couple of weeks ago the
price of gas was lower so they are probably all gone now.  He did say a lot
of the inventory goes to the dealers who sell the most.  He said they'll
move them all out within the week if gas goes up (it has, and a lot!) and
they would recapture their higher fee as well..


Posted by Jean B. on August 23, 2005, 3:48 am
 missmanp@cfw.com wrote:

Mine took about 3 weeks to come in.  I was lucky though,
because when I called a week later, they said there were 25
people in line for that car if I didn't want it.  (I'm in the
Boston area.)  Another dealer said they had some coming in a
two weeks; two others said 4-6 months!!!!

Jean B.

Posted by Paul Missman on August 23, 2005, 5:03 am

Thanks for your feedback.

How far in advance did you know when the car would arrive?  Not being able
to predict anything about the timeframe is making me crazy.


Posted by Jean B. on August 23, 2005, 1:13 pm
 Paul Missman wrote:

Well, I was told at the time it would be 1-2 weeks.  (I was
curious about that, and they said that was because they were a
high-volume dealer, unlike the dealer in my town.)  It didn't
come in then though.  I called about two weeks after I put
down my deposit and was told it was in New York and would be
here in 3-5 days, but that also didn't happen.  It came in
about 9 days after that.  That wasn't too bad, given the wait
times other dealers were quoting.

Jean B.

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